Friday Fictioneers – Open Heart


You opened your heart

exposing vulnerability

laid bare hopes, dreams, fear.

You welcomed unreservedly

risked hurt

your light shone bright.

You stood tall, strong yet fragile

You sought communion, connection

You called to life

Your day in the sun too short

Your view of the future curtailed.

As the sun moves away

As light leaves the day

So too, you retreat.

Slave to a seasonal beat. [67 words]


Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for continuing to set this 100 word or less challenge. It is certainly a commitment appreciated by many. Other 100 word stories can be read here.

Author note: I cheated this week and used something I’d already written – to this flower! Hope you enjoy it. Trish

37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Open Heart

  1. Lovely words to accompany these beautiful flowers.
    I so enjoyed the way you read the poem. Your voice and accent
    are soothing. I wish I could speak so eloquently.
    You’d never know I participated in speeches in high school many moons ago.
    Recently, a writing group was inviting people to read their work. I was very afraid
    of the idea. Any hints on how to overcome that?
    Great photo, too.
    Have a good weekend … Isadora šŸ˜Ž

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    • Thanks Isadora, I appreciate your kind words.
      I don’t particularly enjoy my own voice, it’s always been too girly.
      But I’ve seen others use audio and it is nice to hear our fellow writers sometimes.
      For you, try to let go of the fear. Let’s assume that the others in your group are there to write and not orate, and many will be as nervous as you! But the best thing to do is practice reading aloud. I always read what I’ve written aloud, as it gives me a better sense of the rhythm and pace. It will work the same for you, to hear it out loud. That might give you confidence?

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